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Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

Care and Feeding of a Muse

This is another flashback to honor NaNo. It is something that I tend to forget when I let my daily life, work and writing stress me out. The first thing I seem to cut out of my schedule is the care and feeding of my muse. Poor girl has been shoved in a corner and is …

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Drivel or a Kick in the Ass?

I shared this article back in 2012 during NaNoWriMo. Just came across it again today. Excellent article in Time about NaNoWriMo and what it is or is not. Critics of the event say it produces nothing but drivel and crap, but proponents of it say it gets those all important first words down so you …

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Embracing Imperfection

Chasing Imperfection CHERYL FASSETT ♦ APRIL 19, 2012 ♦ 3 COMMENTS “Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of beginner’s mind. In its simplest explanation, it is the ability to allow yourself to be a beginner at something you have done a million times. …

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Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

This post ends with one of my favorite writing-related videos! Enjoy Write that! CHERYL FASSETT ♦ JULY 16, 2012 ♦ 15 COMMENTS Anyone who has ever attempted to write a story or a book, or even an essay, understands how hard it is to talk about what your are writing.  I imagine that people working …

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Fueling the Fear

With NaNoWriMo just underway, I delved back into old posts with a NaNo theme. I came across a few from four years ago that I wanted to share again. This first one talks about fear and writing. The Monsters Under the Bed CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 ♦ 11 COMMENTS I have never been scared …

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Taking the Plunge

For those of you who are still sitting on the high dive and thinking you might jump off and try NaNoWriMo this year…   Rules for the Game CHERYL FASSETT ♦ OCTOBER 12, 2012 ♦ 5 COMMENTS In my blog reading and face booking surfing, I have noticed a lot of folks out there who are …

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Revisiting Imperfection

As November peeks around the corner, I always find myself thinking about NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. In honor of that and my continued quest for imperfection, let’s have a flash back to April 2012…. “Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of …

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Beta Readers Are Your Friends

No, really, they are. 🙂 In my case, some of my very best friends.  And I am here to tell you that it doesn’t make it any easier to show your work to someone. Beta readers are pre-readers who will read your novel and tell you what they think. When I was preparing my first …

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